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Swazye Dunsmore, 2, and her brother, Chase Dunsmore, 4, of Wessington, play in the mud next to the 4-H cattle barn, while their parents prepare their steers for showing Thursday afternoon at the State Fair in Huron. (Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)1 / 12
Swazye Dunsmore, 2, and her brother, Chase Dunsmore, 4, of Wessington, play in the mud next to the 4-H cattle barn, while their parents prepare their steers for showing Thursday afternoon at the State Fair in Huron. (Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)2 / 12
Chase Dunsmore, 4, of Wessington, pushes his wheelbarrow in the mud next to the 4-H cattle barn, while his parents prepare their steers for showing Thursday afternoon at the State Fair in Huron. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)3 / 12
Swazye Dunsmore, 2, of Wessington, plays with her cousins, not pictured, in the mud next to the 4-H cattle barn, while her parents prepare their steers for showing Thursday afternoon at the State Fair in Huron. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)4 / 12
Chase Dunsmore, 4, of Wessington, pushes his wheelbarrow in the mud next to the 4-H cattle barn, while his parents prepare their steers for showing Thursday afternoon at the State Fair in Huron. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)5 / 12
Shane Lyons, of Pawhuska, Okla., prepares to start trimming a goat as Hanna Peterson, of Fedora, foreground, sheers her sheep, Brutus, Thursday afternoon in the sheep barn at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. (Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)6 / 12
Brutus the sheep gets a haircut from Vicki Vining, of Fedora, Thursday afternoon at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. (Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)7 / 12
Collin Vander Wal, 15, of Volga, gives his steer, Back in Black, a washdown during the South Dakota State Fair in Huron Thursday afternoon. (Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)8 / 12
Sadie Vander Wal, 13, of Brentford, gives her Red Angus steer, J.J., a final look over before showing him at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron Thursday afternoon. Vander Wal has been showing steers for five years and said she really enjoys "meeting her friends" at the fair. (Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)9 / 12
Sadie Vander Wal, 13, of Brentford, gives her Red Angus steer, J.J., a final look over before showing him at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron Thursday afternoon. Vander Wal has been showing steers for five years and said she really enjoys "meeting her friends" at the fair. (Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)10 / 12
Brutus the sheep gets a haircut from Vicki Vining, of Fedora, Thursday afternoon at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. (Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)11 / 12
Fred Regal, 66, originally of Vienna, Austria, now living in Rochester, Minn., peels a bag of onions behind the food stalls at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron Thursday afternoon. This is the 30th year Regal has been to the State Fair, saying, "The heat is no big thing -- rain, thunderstorms, heat, cold -- it is all the same." (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)12 / 12

Images from Thursday's opening day of the 2013 South Dakota State Fair in Huron. The fair continues through Monday. (Photos by Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)

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